As we get closer to summertime, we're featuring some of the postcards in the museum collections.
In 1917, the Redwood Highway (Highway 101's precursor) was completed, connecting Humboldt County with the rest of the State. This event changed the history of Humboldt County in countless ways, including leading to increased logging and tourism. Many of the tourists who came through in the early 1900s sent postcards home, leading to an increase in black and white postcards, eventually leading into the earliest colored postcards. The postcards featured the redwoods, logging operations, tourist stops, poems, roads, and scenic views